Charlotte Bronte and Victorian Psychology
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Charlotte Bronte and Victorian Psychology by Sally Shuttleworth
Book DescriptionThis innovative and critically acclaimed study successfully challenges the traditional view that Charlotte Bronte existed in a historical vacuum, by setting her work firmly within the context of Victorian psychological debate. Based on extensive local research, using texts ranging from local newspaper copy to the medical tomes in the Reverend Patrick Bronte's library, Sally Shuttleworth explores the interpenetration of economic, social, and psychological discourse in the early and mid-nineteenth century, and traces the ways in which Charlotte Bronte's texts operate in relation to this complex, often contradictory, discursive framework. Shuttleworth offers a detailed analysis of Bronte's fiction, informed by a new understanding of Victorian constructions of sexuality and insanity, and the operations of medical and psychological surveillance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521551496
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Charlotte Bronte's fiction is examined in the context of Victorian constructions of psychology, sexuality, and insanity.
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